Save the Last Dance



112 Min

Save the Last Dance


A white midwestern girl moves to Chicago, where her new boyfriend is a black teen from the South Side with a rough, semi-criminal past.


Jan 12th, 2001


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  • Derek: So was that a good night as in, "I'll bust a cap in your ass if you ever darken my doorstep again"?
    Sara: No! No, I would never - um, bust a cap in your ass.
  • Sara: You know what? Derek and I like each other and if you have a problem with that, then screw you.
  • Sara: Screw you, I'm brilliant and cool.
    Derek: You're not quite there yet.
  • Sara: Asshole.
    Chenille: Who? Because in this crowd you're going to have to be a bit more specific.
  • Sara: [when talking to her dad] It's not that I hate you, it's just that I miss her.
  • Chenille: You can't help who you love, Derek, you're not supposed to.
  • Chenille: I saw you workin' it out there tonight, girl!
    Sara: Oh, yeah... slammin'!
    Chenille: Ah-huh! Later!
  • Derek: Yeah, but six months here gotta be better than six up the juvie.
    Malakai: Yeah, they got girls in here.
  • Malakai: This is an A and B conversation, so C yourself out of it
  • Chenille: Quit it Nikki.
    Nikki: Excuse me, I ain't walkin on egg shells just cause you brought the Brady Bunch to the negro club.
  • Derek: Do you get along with your dad? You tight and shit?
    Sara: Yeah, we're "tight and shit"; our DNA matches.
  • Kenny: Don't blame me; I didn't want any of this!
    Chenille: What? 'Cause I did? I climbed on top of myself and got myself pregnant?
  • Chenille: You need to take off that 5th grade dance lookin' top.
    Sara: It's from The Gap!
    Chenille: It's country and you look country in it!
  • Chenille: Too many little boys thinkin' they thugs.
  • Sara: Then you must be in the wrong spot because I'm pretty sure there aren't any Negroes here.
    Chenille: Ooh!
  • Sara: It's about me and him, not about us and other people.
  • Kenny: How you doin'?
    Chenille: Why don't you ask how your son is doing? That's a line you haven't tried in a while.
    Kenny: Why you always gotta jump off on me like that?
    Chenille: Why you gotta be like you are?
    Kenny: Ah, come on, you know you wanna dance with me. That's what you came here for, to yell at me, and to dance with me.
  • [after Sara and Nikki's fight]
    Nikki: It ain't over, bitch.
    Sara: I don't even know why it started, bitch.
  • Sara: You know Snook, you talk a lot of shit for someone who never says anything.
  • Sara: We spend more time defending our relationship than actually having one.
  • Derek: "Stepps" ain't no square dance.
    Sara: That's okay, I'll dance in circles, probably around you.
  • Derek: You can do it. Sara, you were born to do it.
  • Sara: There's only one world, Chenille.
    Chenille: That's what they teach you. We know different.
  • Derek: Ain't nobody watchin' you but me.
  • Sara: We have an audience.
  • Sara: I am such a dork!
  • [about Malakai]
    Sara: So you're not down with the things he does, but you're still down with him? That makes perfect sense. I understand.
    Derek: He's my friend, Sara. You don't have to understand.
  • Chenille: And this is Diggy. She thinks she's down.
    Diggy: Excuse me? I am down, okay?
  • Derek: Come on, act like you a nasty bitch.
  • Snookie: I'm free Saturday night.
    Chenille: Why, is your hand busy?
  • Snookie: They call me Snook, the coochie crook.
  • Sara: A lot of people read them.
    Derek: People like who? Like you? [pause] Didn't think so.
  • Malakai: I'm not you, Derek. I can't do nothin' but what I'm doin'. I can't go to Georgetown with a 10.0 GPA, operatin' on people, doin' brain surgery or whatever the Hell you're goin' to be doin'.
  • Sara: [sobbing] I just want someone there who loves me.
    Roy Johnson: [looks up] I love you.
  • Chenille: They call him Snookie because Fool was taken.
  • Derek: Let's put some S-E-X in those H-I-Ps!
  • Chenille: [to Kenny's back] Go 'head... Leave! That's what you're good at! Your son ain't seen nothing but your back since he was born!
  • [Chenille picks up Sara's backpack off the ground and Sara turns around, confused]
    Chenille: That's how easy it is to give to charity around here. Don't put your shit on the floor.
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